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SoundCloud is seeking an experienced & dynamic leader to join our global team as Sr. Manager, Communications. The Sr. Manager will play a critical & highly visible role, spearheading consumer communications efforts across the organization. 

This is a full-time, NY or LA-based position reporting directly to the Vice President, Communications. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop & execute comprehensive press strategies for consumer-facing projects that amplify SoundClouds initiatives & campaigns, including but not limited to First on SoundCloud (FOSC), SCENES, Radio & more
  • Act as a trusted partner to the Music, Artist & Label Relations, Data & Insights & Social teams to explore, drive & elevate the SoundCloud story to diverse audiences
  • Source & secure speaking engagements, profiles & culture pieces that expertly amplify SoundClouds position as thought leaders leading whats whats next in music & as a destination for discovery & community
  • Develop & manage press campaigns for targeted artist releases & announcements in collaboration with external PR agencies & artist teams 
  • Craft & edit press materials including press strategies & releases, pitches, briefing documents, company messaging, statements & other collateral
  • Aid in the awards submissions process alongside the Director of Communications
  • Be a collaborative partner cross-functionally & work effectively & confidently with senior leaders
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the SoundCloud brand, including strategy & objectives, in addition to cultural trends & competitor landscape & apply this knowledge to strategic communications approach

Experience & Background

  • 5-7 years experience in a consumer-facing communications role within a music or entertainment company 
  • Demonstrated success creating & executing against communications strategies & goals & securing diverse media coverage across various platforms
  • Love to pitch & have strong media contacts & are on a first-name basis with top writers who cover music, culture, entertainment & lifestyle
  • Understanding of the SoundCloud platform & mission & shared commitment to leading whats next in music
  • Can skillfully determine the most pertinent information & communicate it - both verbally & written - in a clear & concise manner
  • Previous experience taking full ownership of projects, from soup to nuts while exemplifying leadership skills
  • Take a solution-oriented approach to challenges, are resourceful & able to work independently, but also a team player
  • Strong organizational skills & have the ability to multi-task & re-prioritize as needed 
  • Passionate & knowledgeable about the music landscape; from emerging artists to the events & moments that matter most
  • Flexible, adaptable & dont mind moving quickly to keep up with the demands of busy, yet exciting work environment
  • Experience in a global or international role a plus
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